Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 4:36 pm



• Firefighters were called just before 4 o’clock this morning after a passerby spotted a fire at Kit Carson restaurant on the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue in Chehalis. It appeared to have started outside in a planting bed next to the concrete front steps, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. The crew was joined by personnel from Lewis County Fire District 6 and Riverside Fire Authority, Capt. Ted McCarty said. The fire spread inside the wall just a little bit before it was extinguished, McCarty said. He estimated $10,000 damage. The business was closed, but peat moss and shrubbery in the flower bed may have been ignited by a cigarette discarded earlier, he said.


• A 29-year-old Centralia man was taken to the emergency room yesterday after he was assaulted by two individuals at the 600 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to police. Officer responding just after 2 p.m. note the victim was punched and kicked. An investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.


• Police were called to the 100 block of West Third Street in Centralia about 1:50 p.m. yesterday to take a report that DVDs had been stolen from the front porch of a home.

• Centralia police were called about 12:15 p.m. yesterday regarding a yellow pressure washer stolen during the night from a yard at the 300 block of N Street.

• Centralia police were called about 10:40 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of North Tower Avenue where a business reported receiving several bad checks over the course of two years. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.


• A 38-year-old Centralia woman was arrested yesterday after allegedly attempting to break into a vehicle at the 900 block of South Scheuber Road in Centralia and fleeing from police around 11:20 a.m.. Jessica R.J. Gladue was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail for attempted vehicle prowl and obstructing a law enforcement officer as well as three warrants, according to the Centralia Police Department.


• A 35-year-old Centralia motorist allegedly struck a utility pole at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue and left the scene last night. Police responding about 9:10 p.m. subsequently arrested Micah C. Mollerstuen for driving under the influence and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A head-on collision about 8:30 p.m. yesterday at Northwest Louisiana Avenue and Chamber of Commerce Way in Chehalis sent one woman to the hospital with a possible broken wrist, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

• A two-vehicle collision just before 5 p.m. yesterday on National Avenue in Chehalis sent one person to the hospital with neck pain, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. The other driver was not hurt, according to Fire Capt. Ted McCarty.

• Just as a westbound Chevrolet Tahoe began to make a left turn off of U.S. Highway 12, the motorcycle behind her attempted to pass on the left, injuring the motorcyclist when they collided about halfway between Randle and Packwood. Troopers called just before noon yesterday to the scene at milepost 123 blamed the wreck on improper passing, according to the Washington State Patrol. Robert D. Estep, 56, from Crosby, Texas, was taken to Morton General Hospital, according to the state patrol. His 2008 Honda Goldwing was totaled. The 70-year-old driver of the Tahoe, Patricia L. Brown, from Arlington, was reportedly unhurt. Her sport utility vehicle was able to be driven away from the scene, according to the investigating trooper.


• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, hit and run, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances … and more among 192 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

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